Category Archives: COVID-19

COVID-19 official counts can miss mild cases – here’s how serosurveys that analyze blood for signs of past infection can help

COVID-19 official counts can miss mild cases – here’s how serosurveys that analyze blood for signs of past infection can help

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. It’s an eye-catching statistic: 58% of the whole population and 75% of kids in the U.S. had been infected by the coronavirus by the end of February 2022. That’s a pretty big jump from the official case count…

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Wastewater monitoring took off during the COVID-19 pandemic – and here’s how it could help head off future outbreaks

Wastewater monitoring took off during the COVID-19 pandemic – and here's how it could help head off future outbreaks

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. A community’s sewage holds clues about its COVID-19 burden. Over the course of the pandemic, wastewater surveillance has become an increasingly popular way to try to understand local infection trends. Microbiologists Susan De Long and Carol Wilusz met…

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Why are there so many new Omicron sub-variants, like BA.4 and BA.5? Will I be reinfected? Is the virus mutating faster?

Why are there so many new Omicron sub-variants, like BA.4 and BA.5? Will I be reinfected? Is the virus mutating faster?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. By now, many of us will be familiar with the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID. This variant of concern has changed the course of the pandemic, leading to a dramatic rise in cases around…

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